Nurses and Health Professionals

Note - updates on the impact of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak on nurses and health professionals and members of healthcare local unions will be linked here. *
 
Click here for results of our board of education (BOE) union coalition return to school survey (Jan 11, 2022).
 
Click here for Department of Public Health (DPH) guidance on mandatory hospital and school employee vaccinations (Jan. 4, 2022).
 
Click here for the state Department of Education (SDE)'s COVID-19 self-test kits distribution plan (Jan. 3, 2022).
 
Click here for the federal disease control agency website's healthcare professionals resource page (Dec. 23, 2021).
 
Click here for our national union's vaccine-related resources for local leaders (Dec. 7, 2021).
 
Click here for union vaccine resources for health professionals (Dec. 1, 2021).
 
Click here for the state health department’s COVID-19 information for healthcare professionals (Apr. 29, 2021).
 
Click here for our legal counsel's memo on COVID-19 and employment rights (Jul. 27, 2020).
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AFT Connecticut is the largest union of acute care hospital workers in the state, representing approximately 10,000 nurses and allied health professionals. Our labor federation’s members work in more than 20 hospitals, community clinics and school district and college-based settings. From securing strong contracts to establishing safe staffing requirements, our members advocate for improved conditions for all healthcare workers as well as career education, relevant training and professional development.
 
Click here to learn how members are engaging with their community to save vital services (Jul. 20, 2021).
 
Click here to sign and share the petition to restore Windham's labor and delivery services (Aug., 2020). 
 
* updates for members of the unions in the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) will be linked to our main 'Public Employees' page.
 

Annual food drive to benefit Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor Food Center.
Annual food drive to benefit Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor Food Center.

Living United

The Backus Federation of Nurses Local 5149 held their third food drive to benefit the Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor Food Center in Southeastern Connecticut on March 9 bringing in 1,729 pounds of food.

New Affiliations Strengthen AFT Healthcare Constituency

In the past month three nursing groups have voted to affiliate with AFT making our union the third largest representative of nurses in the nation.

Workers at Community Health Services, Inc. Vote to Join AFT Connecticut

The workers at Community Health Services, Inc. (CHS) in Hartford voted Feb. 1 to join AFT Connecticut. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) oversaw the election.

Saundra McCauley named AFT 2012 Everyday Hero

AFT has named Saundra McCauley, a School Nurse, from West Haven Federation of Teachers and School Nurses, Local 1547, a 2012 Everyday Hero.

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